2 years and 178 days. Mind you.

How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye?  You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. Matthew 7:5

My dearest Shosh and Jaialai: Too often we hear about so-called champions of good moral values fall prey to the very vices they railed against.  Recent examples include stories about how Bill Cosby spoke out against ill-mannered behaviors only to be caught engaging in extremely disgusting behaviors himself (and denying it in public but admitting to it in private).  http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/07/07/how-bill-cosbys-2004-pound-cake-speech-exploded-into-his-latest-legal-disaster/.  See also http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/04/07/duck-dynasty-congressman-in-sex-scandal.html.

It is all too easy to point the fingers at the failings of others, but resist that urge.  Look first … AND ONLY … to yourself.

Remember what Teacher Mary use to say?  Who are you in charge of?  YOURSELF!  You are not in charge of others.

Their failings are their own.  No matter what you say, they will change if, and only if, THEY want to change.

So, focus your energies on things you can achieve … like becoming a better you.

All my love, always,

Dad

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